Methodologies of voice : towards posthuman voice analytics

18 Oct 2021

This paper rethinks the concept of voice in ways that resist normative humanist assumptions and explores the possibilities of an alternative posthuman ontologics of voice for qualitative praxis. I sketch the contours of a feminist posthuman phenomenology of voice in which the embodied, material, relational, and transcorporeal qualities of breathy bodies are foregrounded. Thinking with the figurations of ‘breathy embodiment’ and ‘diffractive voices’, I introduce posthuman voice analytics as a form of qualitative praxis. Five central aspects of posthuman voice analytics are outlined, namely: multivocality, process, interruption, dialogicality and the situated politics of listening.